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1 Lower Sixth Parents’ Information Evening Thursday 20 th September 2012

2 Welcome Stephen Munday, Executive Principal

3 Working together to maximise your son/daughter’s success Phil Evans, Head of Sixth Form and Deputy Principal

4 Communication Tutors: Senior Leadership Team: Senior Administrator:

5 Learning to Learn – The Challenge GCSE A Level / BTEC Academic Enquiry Increased depth of knowledge and understanding More abstract concepts Sophisticated analysis and evaluation Longer answers! Organisational Ability Research and reading Extended tasks, longer deadlines Paper overload Study periods

6 Academic Progress & Work Volunteers not conscripts 15 hours a week outside lesson time Always work to do:  Prepare revision summaries  Read appropriate sections of textbooks  Read around your subjects generally  Supplement your notes from lessons  Revise as you go along; make note summaries or postcards  Learn–as-you-go  Look at past examination papers to see how questions relate to the topics you learn  Identify weaker areas and take positive steps to conquer them  Use libraries and watch suitable and relevant TV programmes as well as reading quality, broadsheet newspapers

7 Paid Work Important and often useful However… research shows that students working over 10 hours per week are likely to under perform by 1 grade per subject

8 How can you help? Show an interest Ask them to explain what and how they are doing Try to provide the right environment at home for study Discuss future career / university goals Revision guides can be useful Stay in touch Be sympathetic Encourage them to aim high

9 Parents’ Evenings & Reporting Dates Parents’ Consultation Evening Thursday 29 th November 2012 Interim Report Friday 16 th November 2012 Full Report Friday 22 nd March 2013

10 Key Expectations Attendance – 90% minimum, to support exam entry Minimum of a C grade at AS Level to progress to A2

11 What will we do? Academic Tutoring Pastoral Support Subject support Multi-agency support Target grades Parents evenings and reports ‘Open door’ policy

12 Support, Advice and Guidance Hannah Powell, Deputy Head of Sixth Form

13 The Role of the Academic Tutor monitor and maximise progress liaise between students and their teachers offer tailored support and guidance work closely with parents, as required To work with their tutees on an individual basis to:

14 The Role of the Academic Tutor deliver the PSHE programme prepare students for life post-Comberton Sixth Form To work with their tutor groups to:

15 The PSHE Programme Personal organisation Study-skills Managing stress Healthy relationships Career planning UCAS preparations Revision skills During this academic year, students will cover:

16 Collapsed PSHE Days: “Drive to Arrive” Drugs and Alcohol Education Friday 16 th November: Friday 15 th March: Launch of the UCAS process Post AS Exams (date to be confirmed): University visit

17 Additional Student Support: Dedicated Learning Support Advisers In college Student Support team Multi-agency support

18 Specific Guidance for Higher Education: Identification of students Awareness of course requirements Applications for work experience and preparation courses Visiting experts Interview preparation

19 Giving our students the edge: AQA Baccalaureate /enrichment programme Wide range of leadership opportunities, e.g. social committee, charity committee, Sixth Form Council, Curriculum Leaders

20 Financial Support: Bursaries available – see Irayna Owen

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